Promonews - 28th Aug 2019

At the MTV VMAs on Monday night (Aug 27th), there were multiple wins for Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, and Billy Eilish, and Missy Elliott was the more-than-deserving recipient of the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award, for her services to music and music videos. 

They're going to have to change the name of that award though, aren't they?

For all the show and razzamatazz, the VMAs retains its Professional awards, to reward the creativity and craft of the makers behind the videos. Here are this year's winners, followed by the nominees (courtesy of MTV.com): 

BEST DIRECTION

WINNER: Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – "Old Town Road (Remix)" Director: Calmatic
Billie Eilish – "bad guy" – Darkroom/Interscope Records – Directed by Dave Meyers
FKA twigs – "Cellophane" – Young Turks – Directed by Andrew Thomas Huang
Ariana Grande – "thank you, next" – Republic Records – Directed by Hannah Lux Davis
LSD ft. Labrinth, Sia, Diplo – "No New Friends" – Columbia Records – Directed by Dano Cerny
Taylor Swift – "You Need to Calm Down" – Republic Records – Directed by Drew Kirsch & Taylor Swift

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

WINNER: Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco – "ME!" – Republic Records – Visual Effects by Loris Paillier & Lucas Salton for BUF VFX
Billie Eilish – "when the party’s over" – Darkroom/Interscope Records – Visual Effects by Bryan Fugal of Centralfugal Productions, Ryan Ross & Andres Jaramillo
FKA twigs – "Cellophane" – Young Turks – Visual Effects by Matt Chandler, Fabio Zaveti for Analog
Ariana Grande – "God is a Woman" – Republic Records – Visual Effects by Fabrice Lagayette, Kristina Prilukova & Rebecca Rice for Mathematic
DJ Khaled ft. SZA – "Just Us" – We The Best/Epic Records – Visual Effects by GloriaFX, Sergii Mashevskyi and Anatolii Kuzmytskyi
LSD ft. Labrinth, Sia, Diplo – "No New Friends" – Columbia Records – Visual Effects by Ethan Chancer

BEST EDITING

WINNER: Billie Eilish – "bad guy" – Darkroom/Interscope Records – Editing by Billie Eilish
Anderson .Paak ft. Kendrick Lamar – "Tints" – Aftermath Ent/12 Tone Music – Editing by Vinnie Hobbs
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – "Old Town Road (Remix)" – Columbia Record – Editing by Calmatic
Ariana Grande – "7 Rings" – Republic Records – Editing by Hannah Lux Davis & Taylor Walsh
Solange – "Almeda" – Columbia Records – Editing by Solange Knowles, Vinnie Hobbs, Jonathon Proctor
Taylor Swift – "You Need to Calm Down" – Republic Records – Editing by Jarrett Fijal

BEST ART DIRECTION

WINNER: Ariana Grande – "7 Rings" – Republic Records – Art Direction by John Richoux
BTS ft. Halsey – "Boy With Luv" – Columbia Records – Art Direction by JinSil Park, BoNa Kim (MU:E)
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – "Old Town Road (Remix)" – Columbia Records – Art Direction by Christian Zollenkopf for Prettybird
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – "Señorita" – Island Records – Art Direction by Tatiana Van Sauter
Taylor Swift – "You Need to Calm Down" – Republic Records – Art Direction by Brittany Porter
Kanye West and Lil’ Pump ft. Adele Givens – "I Love It" – Warner Records & Def Jam Music Group – Art Direction by Tino Schaedler

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

WINNER: ROSALÍA & J Balvin ft. El Guincho – "Con Altura" – Columbia Records – Choreography by Charm La’Donna
FKA twigs – "Cellophane" – Young Turks – Choreography by Kelly Yvonne
LSD ft. Labrinth, Sia, Diplo – "No New Friends" – Columbia Records – Choreography by Ryan Heffington
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – "Señorita" – Island Records – Choreography by Calvit Hodge, Sara Biv
Solange – "Almeda" – Columbia Records – Choreography by Maya Taylor, Solange Knowles
BTS ft. Halsey – "Boy With Luv" – Columbia Records – Choreography by Son Sungdeuk, Quick Crew

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

WINNER: Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – "Señorita" – Island Records – Cinematography by Scott Cunningham
Anderson .Paak ft. Kendrick Lamar – "Tints" – Aftermath Ent/12 Tone Music – Cinematography by Elias Talbot
Billie Eilish – "hostage" – Darkroom/Interscope Records – Cinematography by Pau Castejon
Ariana Grande – "thank you, next" – Republic Records – Cinematography by Christopher Probst
Solange – "Almeda" – Columbia Records – Cinematography by Chayse Irvin, Ryan Marie Helfant, Justin Hamilton
Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco – "ME!" – Republic Records – Cinematography by Starr Whitesides

Promonews - 28th Aug 2019

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